In 1994, families and interested community members set about developing an agency that would offer the opportunity to have their family member with a disability living closer to home. In twenty years, Diversity South has evolved into a respected, dynamic provider of disability supports operating the length and breadth of the Peel Region in Western Australia.
Diversity South is a not for profit organisation funded by the Disability Services Commission. Other funds come from grants obtained from Lotterywest, PEACH (Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help), May Day, Helping Hands and Alcoa.
Independence and active citizenship are both prized and promoted across all programs. We aim to provide a rich and diverse range of opportunities for community participation and an improved quality of life for the people we support.
A dedicated team of support workers support and promote the dignity of the people we support to enhance their quality of life so they can live an ordinary life in their community, enabling each person’s independence to the best of their ability. This is at times not an easy task.
The Diversity South supervisory team led by the Executive Manager (Service), Lifestyle Manager and Community Manager support staff to create fulfilling lives for people with disability on a daily basis.
The Diversity South administration team consisting of the Finance Officers, Office Coordinator and Administration Officer are led by the Executive Manager (Business) to ensure the smooth running of all things financial and administrative.
Fundraising is an ongoing process for a not for profit organisation. In recent times we have raised funds to purchase items for our new homes in Wannanup, however, there is another side to fundraising at Diversity South. Staff and individuals put aside time to raise funds for other deserving causes, our Biggest Morning Tea has become legendary, raising considerable sums for cancer research. Bandana and Loud Shirt days are also favourites with staff and individuals. Diversity South sees all of the individuals we support as part of the community assisting others in whatever way they can.
There is always something to purchase which will, in some way, enhance the lives of individuals. If you would like to donate, we urge you to click on our Donate tab at the top of this page. Every single donation, no matter how small or large, will be used to assist individuals achieve their dreams.
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After another very successful Annual General Meeting held in October at the Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club we are heading towards the end of another positive year at Diversity South. If you would like to have a look at our Annual Report 2017 you will find the link on this page.
Congratulations to our Support Worker of the Year 2017 Carynthia Harawira and our Individual of the Year 2017 Brooke F. The awards were well deserved by you both.
We have recently undergone a quality evaluation, once the report is finalised you will also be able to read it from this page.
The Diversity South Lifestyle (accommodation) individuals are having their funding reviewed by Local Coordinators though the WANDIS. There has still been no word from the State Government as to whether Western Australia will stay local or join the national NDIS program. Until such time as we have advice, we continue to provide service and supports through the Western Australian model.
If you are looking for a Having a Break (respite) opportunity please call Sarah Hanna our Community Manager on 0437 734 337 to discuss options.
We currently have one vacancy in our Lifestyle (accommodation) Program, please call our office on (08) 9582 6105 to discuss.
Diversity South will soon commence renovations on another property at Anstruther Road in Mandurah. This building will accommodate the service team, training and meeting requirements.
Chief Executive Officer